Take Sunday Meal Prep to Next-Level Status With These 22 Unique and Tasty Vegan Lunch Ideas
While the classic PB&J is quick, vegan, and delicious, you don't want to open up your lunch box to the same sandwich every day of the week. Take your packed lunch to the next level with these inspiring vegan lunch ideas. They're perfect to whip up on Sunday so you know a healthy, satisfying, veggie-packed meal will be waiting for you come noon-time. Your coworkers are going to be so jealous!
Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
Grab some spinach wraps, and fill them with black beans, corn, and vegan cheese (we love the Daiya Cutting Board Collection).
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Top roasted sweet potatoes with spinach and roasted chickpeas. Serve with salad for the ultimate lunch.
Tempeh With Rice and Veggies
Make a nourishing rice bowl with your choice of veggies and a protein source. This combo includes basmati rice, edamame, spiraled sweet potatoes, broccoli, baked maple-tamari tempeh, and a lemon tahini dressing.
Tomato Cauliflower Stew With Red Quinoa
Make a batch of a hearty tomato cauliflower stew with zucchini and peas, and serve over red quinoa.
Make a batch of vegan lasagna, and you'll have a satisfying hot lunch all week long.
Veggie Burger Bowls
This idea is so simple. Crumble a cooked veggie burger over rice or cauliflower rice, and add burger toppings like tomatoes, onions, shredded lettuce, and pickles.
Tomato Veggie Stew With Baked Sweet Potato
Make a batch of tomato veggie bean stew, and serve it over half a roasted sweet potato. Slice the avocado at lunchtime so it doesn't go brown. Don't forget to meal prep a sweet treat for after lunch like these chocolate peanut butter protein balls.
Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas
Roast cauliflower with turmeric and onions, and pair with roasted chickpeas and fresh spinach. Yum!
Lentil Shepherd's Pie
Whip up a hearty lentil shepherd's pie by using tomatoes, celery, bell peppers, carrots, and mushrooms, and top with creamy mashed potatoes.
Sweet Potato Quesadilla
You can skip the vegan cheese and use mashed roasted sweet potato to keep these black bean quesadillas together.
Whip up a big batch of sesame soba noodles with carrots and edamame. You can add marinated tofu for extra protein.
Roasted Tofu and Veggies
Make a week's worth of lunches in one pan! Add marinated tofu, asparagus, carrots, peppers, onions, and broccoli to a pan with a little olive oil and salt; place in the oven to roast, and within 45 minutes, a week of lunches will be prepped!
Roasted Eggplant With Chickpeas and Rice
Try this miso roasted eggplant, and pair with chickpeas, kale, and brown rice. Slice up your avocado right before eating. Enjoy with a protein-packed corn muffin.
Vegan Mexican Lentil Soup
A twist on basic veggie chili, this is made with lentils, black beans, corn, and tomatoes and topped with vegan shredded cheese.
Mason Jar Salads
An oldie but a goodie, mason jar salads are always a great meal-prep idea for lunch. These feature homemade avocado dressing, black beans, roasted sweet potato, salsa, quinoa, and romaine lettuce.
Beans, Kale, and Sweet Potatoes
A simple salad combo, these lunches feature massaged kale, red onion, roasted sweet potato, chickpeas, black beans, and fresh strawberries for added sweetness.
Try this vegan quiche recipe made with tofu, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes, and pair it with roasted broccoli sprinkled with sliced almonds.
Beans and Roasted Veggies With Sauerkraut
These lunches are made with roasted sweet potatoes, balsamic roasted brussels sprouts, black beans, roasted zucchini, and beet and red cabbage sauerkraut.
Make tofu mushroom pepper scramble served with chickpeas and kale.
Beans and Veggies
These lunches are made with red lentils, black beans, steamed brussels sprouts, roasted rainbow carrots, sautéed mushrooms, and roasted Japanese sweet potatoes.
Vegan Mac and Cheese
Whip up a batch of vegan mac and cheese using cooked carrots, beans, and onion for the cheesy sauce. Add some caramelized onions and broccoli.